CN-G: Harold hits wall in getting data from Republican Party


Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional District, has been denied access to the Illinois Republican Party’s “voter vault” database.


And in order to get the information, Harold will have to ask each of the 14 Republican county chairmen in the district for their individual county voter data, she said.


“But I can’t say that I’m terribly optimistic because there have been a few county chairmen who have told me that I’m not welcome to attend Republican events within their counties,” said the Urbana attorney, who is running against the one-term Republican congressman from Taylorville.


The party’s central committee voted unanimously on Oct. 5 in Bolingbrook to bar Harold from using the “voter vault,” said Jerry Clarke of Urbana, the 15th Congressional District’s GOP committeeman.


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